Category : Construction/Equipment

My Beautiful Orange Tractor

The new tractor’s been pulling its weight here at Bear Creek Farm for a few weeks. What a difference added horsepower and the right implements make to a neophyte dahlia farmer! The soil preparation and the planting have been going smoothly thanks to my Kioti NX6010. But it didn’t start out that way. The Friday… Read more

Bear Creek Farms Gets a New Tractor

When I made up my mind to grow dahlias at Bear Creek Farm, I knew I was joining a select group. Most commercial dahlia growers raise their crops in the Pacific Northwest. I, on the other hand, work the soil here in Stanfordville in Dutchess County, New York, where the competition is sparse, so friendly… Read more

Dowsing in Dutchess County

Before returning to New York and to Stanfordville, I lived for many years in various European cities. As an expat, to survive and thrive in an overseas environment, I had to be open to new ideas and unfamiliar ways of doing things. These lessons have served me well as I slowly transform Bear Creek Farm… Read more